The Mechanics Behind Diesel Engines
There isn't much of a difference between gasoline and diesel engines. At their simplest, both are combustible engines that create mechanical energy. Energy starts the up and down motion of the pistons. This motion rotates the crankshaft which starts the wheels of the vehicle to move.
Small explosions are the source of power for both diesel and gasoline engines. There is a difference, however, in how these explosions occur. Gasoline engines mix fuel with air that is then compressed by pistons and ignited by sparks. Diesel engines switch up the order of events. In a diesel engine, air is compressed first and then the fuel is injected. Diesel engines don't have spark plugs because air heats up when it's compressed, which ignites the injected fuel.
Diesel Engines Today
Diesel engines in cars, as mentioned above, aren't very popular in the United States. Europe manufactures many models of cars that are powered by diesel engines. As diesel engines improve, they are becoming more and more popular in the United States.
Burleson Christian Brothers
If you own a diesel engine in Burleson, take it into Christian Brothers for repairs, tune-ups, and maintenance. Our mechanics have extensive experience with diesel engines.